There's Some Tasty FA Trophy Ties In Store This Weekend

By Sam Elliott

It’s FA Trophy time again - and now the National League are joining the party.

Following the FA Cup thrills and spill last weekend, there’s the chance for a few more shocks and surprises. There’s tasty local ties too with the draw split into north and south at this stage.

So forget the Christmas shopping, the third round of the competition certainly beats the shopping centres!

It all gets underway on Friday night as Scunthorpe United go hunting an upset with Solihull Moors heading for Lincolnshire.

Holders FC Halifax Town know what getting to Wembley means, pictured. But it’s a tricky start to their defence against Altrincham in the first of three matches against the sides in the next few weeks.

National League leaders Chesterfield are on the treble charge of course - they're at home to Southport.

Two sides still going strong in the FA Cup collide as Barnet welcome Maidstone United.

There's a classic tie in store as underdogs City of Liverpool host Hartlepool United while York City must be in theri guard as they go to Nantwich Town.

Curzon Ashton hosts Macclesfield is also a game to keep an eye on while Southend have a tough task when they welcome in-form National League South side Hampton. Bath City go to battle against Boreham Wood

As we always see, there's plenty of same divisions match-ups. Rochdale meet Gateshead, Dorking take on Maidenhead while there's a Hampshire derby as Eastleigh play host to Aldershot Town.

The northern draw:
Curzon Ashton vs Macclesfield
Scunthorpe U vs Solihull Moors (Friday)
Kidderminster vs Stourbridge
Oldham Athletic vs Mickleover
Nantwich Town vs York City
FC Halifax Town vs Altrincham
Walsall Wood vs Coalville Town
Nuneaton Borough vs AFC Fylde
Chesterfield vs Southport
City of Liverpool vs Hartlepool
Chorley vs Blyth Spartans
Radcliffe vs Redditch United
Rochdale vs Gateshead

The southern draw
Horsham vs AFC Totton
Bath City vs Boreham Wood
Southend United vs Hampton & RB
Dorking vs Maidenhead
Bromley vs Slough Town
Aveley vs Hungerford Town
Hereford vs South Park
Dagennham vs Peterborough S
Frome Town vs Torquay
Hythe Town vs Whitehawk
Barnet vs Maidstone United
Welling vs Brackley
Ebbsfleet vs Bishop's Stortford
Weston-s-Mare vs Woking
Eastleigh vs Aldershot Town
Oxford City vs Chelmsford City
Wealdstone vs Billericay Town
Hendon vs Weymouth
Chippenham vs Gloucester City

Where next?

Plenty of National League North And South Action Ahead! The quest for league points may be a little limited this weekend, but with big battles at the top of each division you wont want to take your eyes off it.
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